The Joy of Professional Learning at ISTE 2018

01 June 2018

We are coming to ISTE and we could not be more excited! Our sessions are now included in the premium registration. No more additional fees for the opening workshops. Sign up now and experience the joy! At the Joy of Professional Learning we believe our recipes engage educators in professional...

Participating Vs Collaborating

24 May 2018

These last few weeks I have been learning about learning. From designing interdisciplinary units at the Museum of Natural History in NYC then in a Project Zero workshop and panel discussion about participatory creativity. It was an amazing experience learning about how create when we move from the individual “I”,...

Break out of the old model of Professional Development

23 October 2017

Break Out of the Old PD This weekend we broke through Professional Development and into Professional Learning. Last week Friday a team of innovative educators came together to learn from each other. I knew their technology skills we’re at a high level, so this time I wanted to challenge them...

Learning Retreat

18 October 2017

Every school year we organize a DigiWeekend Retreat for innovative teachers, in a quiet inspiring location. This time our ICT team had the opportunity to learn from each other. It’s starts on the Friday evening after a long hard week of work. We all arrive at a peaceful quiet location...

Showcase your story

18 October 2017

Instead of organizing a showcase session, last week I had the honor to present a showcase myself at the iScholendag in The Netherlands, a day where educators come together around edtech subjects. I had 3 minutes to talk about the Joy of Professional Learning. I can tell you, the shorter...

The 15 Minute Faculty Meeting

14 October 2017

Changing the sit and get faculty meeting to a Stand Up When I first read “Scrum The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time” by Jeff Sutherland - Amazon, I was intrigued by the process developers use to move a team and project forward. I thought about...

Personalized Professional Learning and the Smackdown

10 October 2017

Often when attending a workshop, participants are faced with an overwhelming program of possibilities, each with perhaps just a short description from which to make their choices. How can one best select their professional learning path? In order to facilitate more personalized, better informed professional learning I recently employed one...

Team Role Play Cards for JoyofPL on ETSY

08 October 2017

Our team is the biggest factor in keeping our JoyofPL Project chugging along. Each one of us has talents that are necessary to the success of the team, our love for professional learning and that keep the passion for our project alive. Kurt designed these Team Role Cards because he...

My mistake with JoyofPL Speed Dating

23 September 2017

My mistake with JoyofPL Speed Dating. The first time I attempted the Speed Dating exercise I decided to stray from the recipe in the Joy of PL. I was running a full day PL session on the SAMR Model with teachers in my district. For our speed dating session, I...

ISTE 2017 and JoyofPL

24 June 2017

We are here at ISTE and it’s an exciting time for The Joy of Professional Learning. Our recipes are coming to life in our first ever 3 hour session “Recipes for Professional Learning” where our global team of professional learning coordinators will guide technology integration coaches, curriculum coaches, professional learning...

Tablet Days

23 June 2017

“We are always a Diad: half teacher half student. Our goal must always be to become hopelessly curious to a broader scope of our world than the mere limitations of our vertical career.” - Jay Abraham. Kurt and I were invited to the first Tablet Days Conference in Switzerland inspired...

Our new Etsy Store

29 May 2017

Our new @joyofpl games and planning coaster are now available in our Etsy Store. Grab a set of App Dice or our new #HashtagEDU game to engage teachers in reimaging learning. Start your back to school professional learning plan with our new coasters for ideation. We are bringing joy back...

Recipes for Designing Professional Learning Release

25 May 2017

A new book for leaders was released this week. Our newest edition to the Joy of Professional Learning Book Series is in the store! This book challenged our team to think about leaders as learners and how our experiences as coaches can inspire leadership teams to embrace new ways to...

Back to School Workshop at ISTE 2017

23 May 2017

We are so excited to be hosting our first @joyofpl workshop on creating professional learning for Back to School. We have invited coaches, principals, curriculum coordinators, professional development coordinators and other school leaders to join us to first experience professional learning then design a professional learning plan aligned to district...